Events in February

Patient Profiles: Snakes of Southwest Florida
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Patient Profiles: Snakes of Southwest Florida

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only 6 of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of this animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.              

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and Gift Shop Manager at (239) 472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

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CROW Case of the Week
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CROW Case of the Week

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all.                                  

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and Gift Shop Manager at (239) 472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey 
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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey 

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. 

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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CROW Case of the Week
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CROW Case of the Week

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

CROW’s teaching hospital offers externship, fellowship and internship opportunities for natural science and veterinary medicine students. While on site, students learn the ins and outs of conservation medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, and are excited to share their favorite patient stories with you all.                                           

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Speaker Series: Amazing Manatees
Speaker Series

Speaker Series: Amazing Manatees

Learn all about the biological characteristics and habitats of the Florida Manatee. Discover where they live, what they eat, and the challenges they face in the shallow coastal waters of Florida.

*Advanced registration recommended

Presented by: Nancy Kilmartin, Ranger for Lee County Parks and Recreation

Learn all about the biological characteristics and habitats of the Florida Manatee. Discover where they live, what they eat, and the challenges they face in the shallow coastal waters of Florida.

Nancy Kilmartin was born and raised in Florida,  and grew up in Lee County.  She received her BA from the University of South Florida, and was previously employed by Tarpon Bay Recreation, Florida Park Service.  Nancy is currently employed by Lee County Parks and Recreation.  She loves living, working and playing in Southwest Florida, and is honored to be one of the guest presenters for CROW's annual Speaker Series.

Speaker Series Admission:
$10 per adult
$5 per teen (Age 13-17)
Free for children 12 and under
 
*To register, please contact:
David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center Manager
239.472.3644, ext. 229
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Wildlife Rescue 101
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Wildlife Rescue 101

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

After a patient stabilizes in the hospital, CROW’s rehabilitation staff provides them with a combination of balanced diet, husbandry and physical therapy. Supportive care is necessary to ensure success during the final stage in the rehabilitation process, so come ask our staff how they work their magic.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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Lunch & Learn w/Dr. Barron, CROW’s Hospital Director
Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn w/Dr. Barron, CROW’s Hospital Director

*Advance registration required. Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Hospital Director for Lunch. Learn about how our work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond! In addition to a boxed meal, hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital.

*Advance registration required

Spend part of an afternoon on CROW’s campus and join the Hospital Director for Lunch. Learn about how our work is vital to Southwest Florida and beyond! In addition to a boxed meal, hear wildlife patient stories and end the program with a behind-the-scenes tour of the hospital. 

Reservations include a boxed lunch catered by the Sanibel Deli and concludes with a tour of CROW's hospital and rehabilitation grounds. 

• $35 per person
• Photography opportunity available following tour with    
  Animal Ambassador
• Closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and water recommended
 

*To register, contact: David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center Manager at 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

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Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)
Wildlife Walk

Wildlife Walk with Rehabilitators and Staff (*Advance registration required)

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care.

Southwest Florida is filled with fascinating wildlife, and CROW provides a unique opportunity to look into wildlife rehabilitation and meet the staff responsible for their care. Wildlife walks are the best opportunity for visitors to get an in-depth look into the inner workings of our hospital and the treatment process. The program has two parts: an introductory presentation covering our medical and rehabilitation methods and then a guided tour through treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on our rehabilitation grounds. Wildlife Walks are approximately 1 and 1.5 hours: a 45-minute presentation with a 45-minute tour. This program is open to all, but it is not recommended for children under the age of 13.    

Photography opportunity available following tour with Animal Ambassador

*To register, contact: David Waszmer, Visitor Education Center and Gift Shop Manager at (239) 472-3644 or dwaszmer@crowclinic.org.

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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey
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Patient Profiles: Birds of Prey

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

Raptors are birds that prey on other animals in the wild to survive. Their specialized beaks and talons make them some of the most effective hunters. This presentation discusses the unique adaptations of the native and migratory raptors of Florida.

One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

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